The Nifty and the Sensex opened marginally in the green following Asian cues. The Nifty opened at 5,295, up 12 points while the Sensex opened at 17,456, up 43 points.
At 10.00 am, the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 97.33 points (0.56 per cent) at 17,510.29 and the 50-share NSE index was up 28.2 points (0.53 per cent) at 5,310.75.
Except oil & gas, all other BSE sectoral indices were trading in the green. Among them, IT (up 1.26 per cent), TECk (1.16 per cent), Auto (1.1 per cent) and Bankex (1.02 per cent) were the star performers.
Tata Motors, ICICI Bank, Infosys, BHEL and SBI were the top five Sensex gainers, while Hero MotoCorp, RIL, Coal India, HDFC and NTPC were the top five losers.
Volatility was also up marginally and the India Vix was quoting at 16.28, up 0.36 per cent.
Most of the Asian bourses have edged slightly higher ahead of a Bank of Japan policy meeting, after Germany backed an ECB bond buying plan to ease the region's debt crisis, said a report from Angel broking.
"This is a sign of consolidation of indices after having gained consecutively for a few trading sessions,” said a dealer from an Indian brokerage.
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